C-Squared Professional Services Group, LLC (C2PSG) was founded in
2004 as a network of consultants and consulting firms organized to
help businesses handle the growing demands placed upon IT.
With IT evolution to a sub-business of the larger corporation, the
old methods for serving IT need to change. It no longer
suffices to provide niche services. In the future, IT
consultants and service providers needed to understand IT as a
business with a holistic approach to the impact of the services they
IT Change Drivers
A number of factors are descending upon IT management at the same
time to force huge changes in the way IT does business and in the
way IT service vendors and consultants assist IT organizations.
These factors include:
- IT is becoming a service provider and IT's customers expect
more. IT customer's expect IT to deliver its services
quickly, reliably, and with simplicity so no special skills are
required by service users. IT customers don't care about
all the complexity and problems IT has to deal with, they just
want things to work. This requires a system of processes,
automation, controls, and reporting to exceed service level
requirements and to prove compliance with customer demands.
C2PSG can provide consultants with the required expertise needed
to design and implement a comprehensive solution.
- Today's workforce can be anywhere in the world and they may
work for a sub-contractor of a sub-contractor so you don't even
know who they are, who they work for, or that they work for you.
This makes it more difficult to manage, control, and to ensure
security of your IT data that may be the life blood of your
company. IT needs consultants who can help them design
processes and controls to mitigate the risk of the modern
- Government regulations and corporate governance are placing
external demands on IT. Government regulations that impact
IT processes and managed data have exploded in recent years.
New legal liabilities add to data requirements. In
addition, corporate management is placing their own set of
requirements to ensure they are not liable for something they
didn't know exists. Sometimes requirements from multiple
jurisdictions may conflict and IT management is left to sort it
all out. IT managers can no longer be just ex-programmers;
they must now be business, financial, and communication experts.
IT managers need consultants to help them align IT processes
with frameworks such as COSO, CobiT, ITIL, and others so they
can put processes in place to control risk.
- Storage requirements are exploding as a result of the new
technologies, higher skilled employees, more available data, and
external requirements from regulations, legal, and corporate
governance. IT needs consultants who can help them
understand storage options and how to manage the options they
- Server consolidation and virtualization are creating their
own set of problems. New virtual machines can be created
with a click of a button. Unchecked, this leads to
resource underutilization, licensing non-compliance, information
security breaches, and other risks. IT needs consultants
who can help them identify, control, and contain virtual sprawl.
- IT management software is becoming increasingly
sophisticated; simpler on the surface, but more complex under
the hood. This means that less skilled operators are
needed, but administrators require a different skill set than
before. It requires much more highly skilled process,
implementation, and configuration consultants.
- New technologies exist for portable data, SOA, cloud
computing, and data center federation. These require new
IT administration skills and more highly skilled consultants.
They require consultants who not only understand the technology,
but also understand your business and the impact these
technologies have on existing IT processes.
- All of this has to be done with a focus on long-term
reduction in IT budgets. That can only be accomplished
through integration of multiple disparate tools, the automation
of data flow and processes, risk controls, and sophisticated
alerting and reporting. It can only be accomplished
efficiently by employing the services of a diverse set of highly
C2PSG Tackles the IT Challenges
Given the multitude of skills required to assist IT, it was clear
to C2PSG founders that no one consulting firm could meet all the
needs of IT. IT was simply becoming too complex and
represented too many different disciplines. For this reason,
C2PSG was founded to be a network of consulting firms and
independent consultants, each with their own areas of
specialization. The role of C2PSG is to know and understand
your IT business so we can be your trusted advisor. We will
identify your needs, issues, and pain points; align them with your
current business plans so an agreed upon plan of action can be
developed to solve your most pressing business requirements.
We then provide the project management, consultants, and trainers
necessary to bring your plans to fruition. Our goal is to help
ensure your success so we can have a long-term relationship focused
on continuous IT improvement.
can be found in many forms
Beauty can exist in
nature or in the simplicity of a solution that works without you
ever even thinking about how or why. Beauty also exists with
well designed complex tools that work behind the scene with a level
of complexity that only a techno-geek - like those from C2PSG -